Q: How can I write the salaam? I mean “As-salamu alaikum” in a proper way in English. Nowadays most people are writing salaam in English in different ways. Please explain whats the correct and incorrect way.
A: There is no exact equivalent for Arabic words in the English language. A close transliteration will be “Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh”.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.